Ecclesiastes 7:24 {25}
Good News Translation
How can anyone discover what life means? It is too deep for us, too hard to understand.

Contemporary English Version
The truth is beyond us. It's far too deep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Much more than it was: it is a great depth, who shall find it out?

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Much more than it was: it is a great depth, who shall find it out?

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 This commandment, that I command thee this day is not above thee, nor far off from thee: . . .

Job 11:7,8 Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly? . . .

Job 28:12-23,28 But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding? . . .

Psalm 36:6 Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:

Psalm 139:6 Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. . . .

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality and inhabiteth light inaccessible: whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.

Context
The Limits of Human Wisdom
23I have tried all things in wisdom. I have said: I will be wise: and it departed farther from me, 24Much more than it was: it is a great depth, who shall find it out?25I have surveyed all things with my mind, to know, and consider, and seek out wisdom and reason: and to know the wickedness of the fool, and the error of the imprudent:…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!

Job 11:7
Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly?

Job 28:12
But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding?

Job 37:23
We cannot find him worthily: he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable.

Ecclesiastes 8:17
And I understood that man can find no reason of all those works of God that are done under the sun: and the more he shall labour to seek, so much the less shall he find: yea, though the wise man shall say, that he knoweth it, he shall not be able to find it.

Additional Translations
What exists is out of reach and very deep. Who can fathom it?That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

That which is, is far off and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

That which is far beyond what was, and a great depth, who shall find it out?

Whatever hath been, is far off, and exceeding deep: who will find it out?

That which is is far off, and exceeding deep; who can find it out?

That which is far off, and exceedingly deep, who can find it out?

That which is, is far off and exceedingly deep. Who can find it out?

Far off is that which hath been, and deep, deep, who doth find it?
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